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  1. On the Alpha 1 MR, I wonder if the plastic upper water pocket cover is heat damaged and restricting water flow. Parts # 2 thru 5 are included for part #42724a3. Marine Parts Plus Parts Search
  2. Mechanical steering simply means you have a steering cable. In your particular case, I believe you will have a Teleflex Rotary rack and pinion steering system. Do you have sterndrive power vs inboard? I would have thought that maybe the inboard (i.e. shaft) powered versions would have had Teleflex hydraulic steering. Looking under the helm will tell you pretty quick if a steering cable of hydraulic hoses. Chris
  3. For Europe, a local fibreglass repair shop is probably your best option. Surf white sounds correct to me; Chaparral used that colour for a long time. For older boats, locally I know shops use Spectrum out of the US but their website is...antiquated. Recommend trying the following: customerservice@spectrumcolor.com or Call Toll Free: 800-754-5516 NOTE: even if you get a supply of the correct colour, due to fading issues, it is quite common for a repair kit not to be 100% accurate, which requires a fibreglass shop to further custom blend colouring as needed, or apply as is. If the
  4. Too old to get a parts look up online from Chaparral. Much will depend on what make of powertrain you have, as MerCruiser and Volvo use different ends. If we assume for a moment that you have twin MerCruiser 43L V6 power, it will have 4 shift cables. (2 from the remote control to engine of different lengths, and 2 rear shift cables that go from engine to the drives). Should this is the case and you have MerCruiser power, my next question is whether you have Alpha 1 drives or Bravo drives as the rear shift cables are different, and which exact cables are you wanting to replace, and is
  5. Probably already know, but the 1990's 2330 SS and early 2000's 240 SSi shared the same hull and deck; simply rebadged. Same with the cuddy 2335 SS and 245 SSi models. 2330 Swim platform install - Boat Talk - Chaparral Boats Owners Club Chaparral 240 BR SSi / 245 CC SSi (Same As 2330 /2335 SS) (M) Swim Platform – Swim Platforms
  6. You don't mention what make and model of engine you have. From your description it doesn't sound to be mechanical in nature, but rather caused by a critical sensor failure such as fauly MAP or O2, etc. Unlike a car, the EFI system on a marine engine is designed to try and protect the engine in the case of a serious sensor failure, etc. but still allow the engine to run at reduced power even if it has to self destruct as the engineers had to take into consideration that people in the boat may still need to get to shore in an emergency. You'll have to get the engine scanned to see what
  7. I have SeaDek on the swim platform, and have seen people install it in the cockpit and bow floors. Both will work really well. Beach weave will do a better job IMHO of hiding residual dirt plus will still be removable, and probably be longer lasting. Having said that, care needs to be taken NOT to fold Beach weave carpet, but rather roll carefully it to avoid cracking the backing material. Not nearly so forgiving that way as say the standard rubber backed Berber carpet, etc. that Chaparral uses. Beach weave can handle being wet far more handily that standard rubber backed carpet thou
  8. I'm thinking some of these read outs got cancelled or replaced by other reads outs in the past. Check inside your owners bag for a pair of set up sheets. I think the set up for Volvo and MerCruiser are the same. NOTE: seawater pump pressure is not available - gauge manufacturer VeeThree didn't enable this key data for some reason... Hope this helps. Chris
  9. I don't know this to be true and I'm not all up to date on the later model Chaparral's, but the 2021 23 SSi sure looks to be the same boat as your 2012 SSi WT. Bow shape of course is different, but interior and layout to my eyes appear to be basically the same. They don't show a picture of the hull bottom so I can't tell if it has a hull pad like your boat has. Deadrise is the same at 20 degrees. No idea where the less weight is from. Maybe weighed with a Volvo Gen 5 V6 With Volvo being an option, I HIGHLY recommend going that way vs MerCruiser, especially if the boat will be equipped wi
  10. For that era, you certainly have Mercury Thunderbolt IV ignition. At that time the lowest hp rating for the 4.3L V6 was the 175 hp 2 bbl carb model along with the 205 hp 4 bbl model. Think they stated the 2 bbl was 185 a little later on. When they switched over to the the Gen+ engines in 1996 or so they had 190 hp for the 2 bbl. Roughly 210 hp for the Gen+ 4 bbl models like the 4.3 LH/LXH When you refer to the ECM, sounds like you replaced the ignition amplifier (aka ICM - ignition control module) Back in the day they were a square large box with integrated wiring harness, then switched t
  11. Shepherd1

    1996 1830SS

    For a carb'd MerCruiser 4.3L V6, the following works well: 1 of 815407T5 or Q5 - Mercury / Quicksilver Thunderbolt V6 cap and rotor kit 6 of NGK BPR6EFS - 0.045" gap if engine serial # 0F803000 and higher (older models used NGK BR6FS with 0.035" gap) 1 of AC Delco PF-52 oil filter (I personally prefer a Wix 51036 or Napa 1036 but that's just me) 4-5 quarts of MerCruiser 25w40 marine oil - use dipstick to get correct oil level. NOTE: really like the Pela 6000 oil extractor for sucking used oil out of the crankcase. 1 of 35-802839T or Q. Mercury / Quicksilver water separ
  12. Yeah, the factory ESP would work for your model, but I don't believe that Chaparral now makes them any longer. Was what I last heard, but that was some time ago... Aftermarket ESP from say swimplatforms.com while not as nice as factory is a little larger and wider. If you're able to source an ESP from Chaparral, it will come with newer style rubrail and ss inserts vs your black factory rubrail. Below is what the same factory ESP looked like on a 2130 SS. If you go this way, highly recommend getting the Chaparral ss oval grab rail and the Chaparral boarding ladder with integrated gra
  13. Hmmmm, never had to replace one of those before. I think that is probably the same part as used in 1999-2001 MerCruiser 5.7 EFI models (throttle body injection) Mercury part # 852955 Part # 12 in the link below: https://www.marinepartsplus.com/catalog/mercruiser/serialize(value)/5.7L_EFI_GM_350_V-8_1999-2001/809500 99/4856-130 No idea if the AC-Delco part is the same or not. I think the Mercury part is the same, but you'd have to contact both Volvo and Mercury to see what the original GM part # was they used to verify. Like Volvo the part is NLA from Mercury, bu
  14. Before you pull the standard type 1 accordion style exhaust boot off, ask yourself if having less exhaust noise is important to you. I personally find the exhaust sleeve is a little too noisy for me for my personal preference and boating style where equipping the boat with either is a choice I can make. Had the exhaust sleeve installed while changing the transom bellows on my Alpha several years back, and quickly decided to have the accordion style exhaust bellow installed after going for the subsequent water test, even with the exhaust bellow being a serious PITA to install vs the exhaust sle
  15. I am going to assume that your boat is roughly a MY 2001 or so and is carbureted mated to an Alpha 1 Gen II drive. If so, recommend you purchase MerCruiser service manual # 25, Mercury part # 90-861328-1. With the Alpha drive, you're going to need the shift cut out switch, which means of course you'll be able to use the Volvo long block (heads, oil pan, circulating water pump,) etc and then switching over intake, carburetor, electrical harness, 90 amp fuse on starter, exhaust, distributor, etc. etc. NOTE: care will need to be taken to ensure the donor engine is the correct version t
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